Locking down your dream wedding venue doesn’t have to break the bank, and these affordable wedding venues in Nashville are so beautiful your guests will think you spent a fortune.
According to the Wedding Report, the average wedding in Nashville costs $24,849, which is considerably lower than in other famous cities. However, if having a budget wedding is important to you, selecting a less-expensive wedding venue is the best place to start.
Nashville has much to offer, from renovated supply stores to sweet farms in the country to impressive Gothic churches.
This iconic city features a long history defined by music, art, and politics, beautifully restored historic buildings, wild state parks, and a thriving restaurant scene.
Read on to discover 10 affordable wedding venues in Nashville!
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
If you are trying to keep your wedding affordable, choosing a state park as a wedding venue is one of the best decisions.
Cedars of Lebanon State Park has several beautiful venues, including indoor and outdoor spaces.
One of the main reasons to choose this state park is the stunning natural landscape and its relatively close proximity to downtown Nashville.
Imagine exchanging your vows against a backdrop of tall trees and expansive views of the forests. After your outdoor ceremony, you can continue your wedding celebration at Cedar Forest Lodge or the Assembly Hall.
The Assembly Hall has enough room for everyone if you have a long guest list. However, if you seek a more intimate wedding venue, Cedar Forest Lodge is stunningly rustic and cozy. You will fall in love with the warm wood details and stone fireplaces.
Typical Cost: from $425 for the Assembly Hall rental or $925 for the Cedar Forest Lodge rental
Capacity: up to 250 guests in the Assembly Hall and 75 guests in Cedar Forest Lodge
Rhinestone Wedding Chapel
Rhinestone Wedding Chapel is the place for you if you are looking for a versatile wedding venue and maybe even a touch of Music City cool.
Conveniently located off Highway 41, the venue offers a variety of affordable all-inclusive wedding packages.
You can even hire an Elvis impersonator for quirky couples to officiate your wedding.
Whether you choose the Elvis option, a traditional ceremony, a bubbly reception, or a romantic elopement, this venue won’t disappoint you.
All the rental fees and add-ons are upfront, and you know exactly what you are paying for.
Even though the wedding packages are a great price, you will not feel like hosting a cheap wedding.
Typical Cost: wedding packages start at $649
Capacity: up to 50 guests
This modern farmhouse is an ultra-cool venue that defines the term “blank canvas” venue. It features high ceilings and ring chandeliers that add a touch of industrial trendiness.
The whitewashed walls, beams and ceilings, and elevated windows give the entire venue a bright, natural light glow.
Providing over 6,000 square feet of space, the venue has enough room for anything you envision.
A partially-covered patio wraps around the venue and is a great place for your cocktail hour. For guests driving their own cars, ample parking is Stocking 51 and free.
Pro-tip: the venue offers 24-hour rentals, so you can literally party around the clock.
Typical Cost: weekday rentals start at $1,500
Capacity: 275 seated guests or 350 standing guests
Cool Springs House
Originally constructed in 1830, this historic house is an ideal place to host a wedding in the outdoor gardens or say “I do” in front of a rustic barn.
Your guests will love dancing the night away on the brick patio or playing lawn games before your outdoor wedding.
The property is brimming with sweet charm and character that makes you feel like you are getting married in a place with a soul.
The venue is located 20 minutes from downtown Nashville in Crockett Park. You can host an intimate reception indoors, but if your guest count is a bit larger, it’s best to use the indoor space as a bridal suite or prep area.
This venue is truly a great value and offers all the amenities usually provided at a much higher price point.
Pro tip: if you are thinking about a cozy fall wedding, you will love the autumn foliage around the home.
Typical cost: from $500 for a rental package from 5pm to 11pm or $950 for a rental package from 9am to 11pm
Capacity: up to 125 guests
Located in historic downtown Nashville, this venue is super trendy and will have your wedding guests saying, “I can’t believe you found this place”.
History buffs will know this is where the original Marathon car was invented, and the venue still feels industrial yet laidback cool.
This vintage event hall is a non-profit dedicated to providing food for people experiencing homelessness. It features brick walls, concrete floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, and over 5,000 square feet of space.
The 12-hour venue rental includes round tables, couches, a sound system, custom lighting, a stage, handcrafted coffee tables, and other cozy furniture.
It is important to note that this venue doesn’t allow alcohol, so if a champagne toast is a must, this venue isn’t for you.
Typical Cost: $2,350 for a 12-hour rental
Capacity: up to 200 standing guests or 110 seated guests
Wilburn Street Studio
Lovers of the minimalist aesthetic will take one look at Wilburn Street Studio and know it doesn’t get any better than this.
Situated in East Nashville, this unpretentious venue served as a goods store in its previous life but is now a beautifully restored events space.
During the renovation process, the owners took care to keep the imperfections in the walls, creating a backdrop different from anything you will find in the Nashville area.
The interior is incredibly tasteful with the hardwood floors, subtle white paneling, and red brick accents.
If you are seeking a blank canvas space, you will love bringing your wedding vendors and transforming this gorgeous space.
Typical Cost: $3,500
Capacity: up to 300 guests
Just a short drive from Nashville’s bustling city center, Smiley Hollow feels a world away from urban living.
Set in the country with views of the surrounding wooded areas, this family-run venue has all the charm and warm hospitality of a classic country farm. Think bales of hay, tractors, and boots-in-the-mud fun.
Be forewarned that the Smiley Hollow Barn does not have air conditioning. However, it is cooled by several massive fans.
The decision not to install air-conditioning was made in an attempt to keep the farm vibes authentic, but you might get a little warm in the summer. Yet, it’s this exact authenticity that makes this venue such an amazing place to get married.
Typical Cost: from $1,500
Capacity: up to 2,000 guests
Two Rivers Mansion
Two Rivers Mansion will satisfy your expectations if you are seeking a gorgeous Antebellum property in Nashville.
Situated on over 14 acres of lush land, this Italianate home is located within Two Rivers Park on McGavock Pike.
The home’s brick exterior contrasts beautifully with the plantings in the gardens and surrounding lawn areas.
The gazebo sits underneath a canopy of trees and makes an excellent location for an exchange of vows.
The venue offers many amenities, including access to park benches for seating, a catering kitchen, tables and chairs, a dressing suite for the bridal party, and free parking.
Pro tip: take your wedding photos against the mansion’s gilded wallpaper.
Typical Cost: from $1,000 for rentals Monday to Thursday
Capacity: up to 400 guests outside with a tent rental or 85 guests in the mansion’s double parlors
Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center
Although built like a Gothic cathedral, this dramatic chapel was constructed in 1928 and has been a witness to history. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached here in 1957, and the incredible acoustics have attracted famous musicians and performers worldwide.
Wightman Chapel prides itself in being an inclusive venue and caters to people from all walks of life who are in love. Wedding ceremonies take place beneath the chapel’s soaring ceilings and Gothic arches.
The light shines through the windows illuminating the path you walk down the aisle. It is simply stunning!
Pro tip: the venue provides a detailed list of nearby reception venues that are also a great price.
Typical Cost: from $2,900
Capacity: up to 300 guests
The Hermitage Church and the Hermitage Gardens at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
One of the most famous places in the Nashville area, the home of former president Andrew Jackson also offers beautiful venues for special events. However, the Hermitage Church and the Hermitage Gardens are the best value.
Originally constructed in 1823, the Hermitage church is romantic in a heartfelt way due to its simplicity.
Andrew Jackson built it as a gift to his wife, and you can feel the care that went into the construction. The gardens make a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony, featuring roses, grassy knolls, and heritage trees.
Pro-tip: keep your guest list small to truly enjoy the intimacy afforded by this historic venue.
Typical Cost: from $800
Capacity: up to 150 guests in the Hermitage Church